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Airbus reports a record year for aircraft deliveries in 2019

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Airbus has released figures on the performance of its commercial aircraft division, showing a new record with 863 aircraft deliveries, 8% higher than 2018 and reflecting a 37% increase in deliveries over the past five years.

  • 690 of the aircraft delivered in 2019 were single-aisle plane.
  • 381 of the aircraft delivered in 2019 were A320neo

Airbus also reported receiving 1,131 new aircraft orders (768 net orders) and a backlog of 7,482 aircraft.

  • 914 of gross received in 2019 orders were for single-aisle planes
  • 476 of net orders received in 2019 were for single-aisle planes
  • 304 of gross orders (and 192 of net orders) in 2019 were for A320neo aircraft
  • A350 variants had 113 gross orders, 32 net orders in 2019
  • A330 variants had 104 gross orders, 89 net orders in 2019
Source: Airbus

Airbus also reported progress on the transition to all NEO variants, and by year-end Airbus had delivered 173 wide-body aircraft, its highest number in a single year. 

In 2019, deliveries comprised:

  • A220 Family: 48 v 20 in 2018 (since the A220 became part of the Airbus Family: 1 July 2018)
  • A320 Family: 642 v 626 in 2018. Of these, 551 were NEO Family v 386 in 2018
  • A330 Family: 53 v 49 in 2018. Of these, 41 were NEO Family v 3 in 2018
  • 350 Family: 112 v 93 in 2018. Of these, 25 were A350-1000 v 14 in 2018
  • A380: 8 v 12 in 2018

Airbus had a strong year of sales with a total of 1,131 new orders. Net orders reached 768, compared to 747 in 2018, taking Airbus’ overall historical cumulative net orders to over 20,000.

The A220 (formerly Bombardier CSeries) achieved 63 net orders. The A320 Family continued its success with 654 net orders including the new A321XLR. At year-end, the current Airbus wide-body offering comprised sales and repeat orders of 32 A350 Family and 89 A330 Family aircraft. Cancellations of 363 reflect specific airline situations in 2019 as well as the decision to end A380 production. At the turn of the year, Airbus’ backlog stood at 7,482 aircraft.

“I am happy to see our commercial aircraft order and delivery numbers reflecting the continuous efforts to better serve our customers and bring our competitive products and services to the market”, said Guillaume Faury, Airbus Chief Executive Officer. “I sincerely thank our customers for their loyalty and the Airbus teams and our industry partners who made it possible.”

Airbus will report Full Year 2019 financial results on 13 February 2020.


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